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Forensic Sciences Academy Names Duquesne Professor Pathology/Biology Chair

Dr. Victor Weedn, visiting professor of biology in the Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences and adjunct professor in the School of Law, has been named chair of the pathology/biology section of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS).Established nearly 60 years ago, the AAFS is a professional society dedicated to the application of science to the law, and the promotion of education and the elevation of accuracy, precision and specificity in the forensic sciences. Its nearly 6,000 members are broken into 10 sections representing a wide range of forensic specialties such as pathology/biology, criminalistics, odontology and toxicology.

Weedn, a forensic pathologist and attorney, first joined Duquesne in 2003. He has taught courses on law and medicine, introduction to forensic science and the law, and forensic cases and professional responsibility. In addition to his faculty appointments, he is an advisory board member for the Cyril H. Wecht Institute of Forensic Science and Law.

Prior to working at the University, Weedn served in several posts, including state medical examiner for the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences and deputy medical examiner in Galveston County, Texas. He also served active military duty at the Armed Forces DNA Identification Laboratory and the Department of Defense DNA Registry.

Weedn resides in Aspinwall, Pa.

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